Mixers

Tech Tip: 12 Essential Strategies to Improve Your Audio Mixes

Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Victor Grigas

When it’s time to mix a recording, you need some strategies



The Touchscreen Control Surface Revolution

Whether for mixing or synth programming, touchscreens are having a major impact 

by Craig Anderton 

Mixers used to be so predictable: Sheet metal top, faders, knobs, switches, and often, a pretty hefty price tag. Sure, DAWs started including virtual mixers, but unless you wanted to mix with a mouse (you don’t), then you needed a control surface with . . . a sheet metal top, faders, knobs, switches, and a slightly less hefty price tag. 



Video: Yamaha MG Series Mixers - NAMM 2014

Yamaha's Jay Kenney runs down the newest MG mixers ranging from 6 to 20 inputs, some with USB/app-based control.



Expert Review: Mackie DL806 Digital Mixer

This article previously appeared on Harmony Central—your information source for making better music.

By Craig Vecchione

The Running Man with an Apple

The DL series of compact mixers is Mackie's latest foray into digital mixing for live sound, following if not necessarily replacing the discontinued TT-24. This is a completely new and very compact design that uses an Apple iPad (not included) as the mixing interface.



Tech Tip: Mixing Board Pre-Fader & Post-Fader Aux Sends

What's The Difference Between Pre-Fader And Post-Fader Aux Sends On A Mixing Board?



Hands-On Review: Behringer B-Control Series

Changing the way you make music



Hands-On Review: Peavey XR 8300 and XR 8600 Powered Mixers

Legendary mixers with the latest technology



Hands-On Review: Yamaha MG166CX Mixing Console

Take the MG out for a spin and experience top-down performance



Hands-On Review: Allen & Heath ZED-14 USB Mixer

A low-cost mixer with a surprising array of features



Hands-On Review: Gear One PA1300 and PA2400 Powered Mixers

Functional and affordable pro mixers for bands on a budget



Hands-On Review: Peavey PV Mixers

Chock-full o' good, good stuff.



Hands-On Review: Lexicon Omega Desktop Recording Studio

High-quality computer recording made easy and affordable



Hands-On Review: Mackie PPM1008 8-Channel Powered Mixer

The first portable, professional powered mixer that really rivals many big pro racks



Hands-On Review: IK Multimedia iRig MIX Mobile Mixer

Mobile DJing gets a little smaller and more portable with the iRig MIX



Hands-On Review: PreSonus StudioLive 24.4.2 Digital Mixer

Live mixing, studio recording, and unprecedented control



Hands-On Review: JamHub

A silent rehearsal studio for practicing musicians



Product Spotlight: ATB Series Analogue Desks

A new ATB fills the 8-channel gap with powerhouse features!



Audio Mixers: How to Choose

Whether you’re a musician who wants to record your music or perform live using a sound system, you’re going to need an audio mixer. That’s true for DJs too. Simply put, the audio mixer is the heart of any recording, PA, or DJ setup.



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